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Kiwi help in historic space hook-up
Kiwi help in historic space hook-up

Kiwi-developed technology will assist a historic hook-up when a spacecraft makes its long-awaited date with a comet next…

Round Moon? Time to think again

The Moon has a slight lemon shape, rather than being a nice sphere. Astronomers have now explained it, saying the Earth…

Big lift for Kiwi rocket firm

The New Zealand aerospace firm planning to launch a rocket to carry satellites into low earth orbit for a fraction of the…

SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches

Things aren't going as smoothly as SpaceX might hope in its quest to secure the US Military as a client.

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Wilfred Smith lost all five brothers during World War I video Wilfred Smith lost all five brothers during World War I

Private Wilfred Smith lost all five of his brothers…

Graphic images: Where Gazans sought refuge video Graphic images: Where Gazans sought refuge

UN, the White House and the French Presidency unanimously…

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Nasa rover breaks distance record
Nasa rover breaks distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more kilometres on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another…

NZ to get its own space programme
NZ to get its own space programme

NZ is joining the space race, with Rocket Lab building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland to make it cheaper to send…

Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches
Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches

An orbital sex mission by five Russian geckos has gone from lust in space to lost in space.

Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space
Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space

At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission…

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NASA has no money for big rockets
NASA has no money for big rockets

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of…

As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans…

Earth survived solar storm near-miss

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern…

Astonishingly little water on distant planets

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles…

Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer
Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said this week that hunting…

Remotest parts of an elliptical galaxy examined

Astronomers said this week they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered…

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars…

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since…

Britain planning spaceport

Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites.

Supermoons delight for skywatchers
Supermoons delight for skywatchers

Stargazers are beaming at the prospect of an unusual supermoon phenomenon this year.

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